I needed a place to start, so I am starting with the cabin. It has been a little over eleven years since this family cabin was completed and Tom and I began the process of landscaping the front yard. We used a lot of plants that we brought as starts from our garden in Seattle. Over the years we have edited, and learned which plants can survive in the sandy soil with very limited water in the summertime and lots of wind and rain in the winter.
Each year, in the fall, we bring up the tulip bulbs we grew that spring in our Seattle garden and plant them in the sand of the Whidbey garden. They do not persist in our better soil and watered town garden, so we treat them as annuals, but they like the sand and neglect here.
It was our treat to be rewarded with the tulip show here as we weeded and tended this garden on Tuesday.
It is from these Princess Irene tulips that we borrowed our color scheme of orange, purple and pink.
Monday we were blessed with sun and we enjoyed a beautiful evening when we arrived at the cabin.
Tuesday was cloudy but dry. We enjoyed watching the osprey fish and then eat their catch just outside our window in the lagoon.
There was an eagle sighting as we went for a walk. I only had my cell phone camera, so no zoom.
Tuesday we could see the rain clouds moving in, but just before sunset I looked out and was startled by this amazing "golden hour" across the lagoon!
And a rainbow too!
We left in a rain storm this morning, but sights like this one make us want to get back to Whidbey soon.
And now I'll tackle those tuluip photos, and a nursery visit and pics of the Village of Langley.
More to come.